Templates Manager Editions
Templates Manager comes in three editions for SharePoint:
the classic sandboxed solution, with, a wsp package, and
the new SPFX extension, with a .sppkg package and a PowerShell
edition for installation and upgrade in multiple sites.
One product with three editions
The Templates Manager editions are one product, so
you can use them as you like. They have the same version
number and features.
The same features in all editions
Templates Manager creates a button for template selection
in all document libraries in the site where the product
is installed. The installation also adds buttons for templates
Supported SharePoint versions
The most detailed descriptions of the Templates Manager
SharePoint editions are given in the
manual, but these are the important differences:
SPFX extension, .spppkg
The SPFX extension is very easy to manage, so this is the
edtion we recommend you to use when it is possible. Unfortunately,
it only supports SharePoint Online.
As soon as the SPFX extension has been deployed in the tenant's
app catalog, it is available among the apps "From Your Organization".
Install Templates Manager with the command "Add an
app" in the site where you want to use it.
and learn more about the Templates Manager for SharePoint
Sandboxed solution .wsp
Sometimes you hear that Microsoft has deprecated sandboxed
solutions, but that is not true. What has been deprecated
is custom code in sandboxed solutions, but the kalmstrom.com
SharePoint solutions do not contain such code. Instead our
products build on no-code sandboxed solutions, which Microsoft
will continue to support.
Download and learn more
about the Templates Manager for SharePoint Sandboxed
- The sandboxed solution is downloaded from the kalmstrom.com
website and uploaded to the root site of a site collection.
When the file (the solution) has been activated in the
root site, the feature it contains will be available
in that root site and all subsites, but the feature
must be activated on each site where it should be used.
- The Templates Manager sandboxed solution
.wsp file can be used in all sites that have a link
to the Solutions gallery in the Site settings. If you
want to use a modern site and don't see that link, you
need to allow custom script for the site, refer to
PowerShell edition .ps1
To use the PowerShell edition, you should have some earlier
experience of PowerShell, but is is the quickest method
to install and upgrade Templates Manager in multiple
You will have a package with a .ps1 file that should be
modified and run in PowerShell ISE. When the script is run,
all sites that are included in the script will get Templates
Download and learn more about
the Templates Manager for SharePoint PowerShell edition
The sandboxed solution och PowerShell editions use the same
folders, so you can very well upgrade the sandboxed solution
installations with the PowerShell script and vice versa.
The SPFX edition is different, so if you upgrade these installations
with one of the other editions, you will get double Templates